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Petrol and diesel-powered cars could still be sold after 2040

3 monthes ago   |   By Sunday Times Driving

A GOVERNMENT minister has suggested cars powered by conventional engines could still be sold after 2040 - despite initial targets to ban petrol and diesel cars by that time.
Speaking to the cross-party Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, transport minister Richard Harrington confirmed the ban on conventionally-powered cars won't be as clear cut as previously thought .
According to the minister, new cars could be sold in 2040 with “a kind of internal combustion engine that has zero-emission tailpipes” if car makers are able to develop that technology in time.
Mr Harrington...
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